The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC), on the 24th -25th November, 2020, hosted the first ever Virtual Agribusiness Expo and Symposium. The virtual event was informed by the cancellation of physical gatherings that have hosted agricultural and trade shows and other business events across the globe. The virtual expo was conducted in adherence to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the management of COVID-19 and as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.
The Expo was attended by participants from 7 countries; Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa and Turkey. The organizations represented in the Expo include: Farmers, Seed and fertilizer companies, Agric-equipment manufacturers, Traders/exporters, Processors, Warehouse operators, Government, Machinery Companies, Financial institutions, Agribusiness Insurance Companies, Agricultural researchers, media, consultants, international organizations operating in the Eastern Africa Region and members of the general public.